This page will be updated each week on Monday to show the best case scenario at that time until the end of the season or if the Steelers are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs.

Analysis:  Steelers can clinch with a win this Sunday against Detroit.  End of story.  If they were to loose, things get fun - as long as Kansas City also looses, the Steelers are in.  Otherwise, Kansas City would go if the Steelers and KCC tied.  If the Steelers and San Diego tied, the Steelers would go.  If the Steelers, Kansas City and San Diego all three tied, Kansas City would win the tie breaker between the three and KCC would go.

Assuming that Pittsburgh makes it - the odds are that they will - they will face Cincinnati the weekend of January 8th at Cincinnati.  If they were to win that game, they would travel to Indianapolis for the second round.  But, first things first...

JAX = Jacksonville Jaguars
KCC = Kansas City Chiefs
SDC = San Diego Chargers
PIT = Pittsburgh Steelers

Last week's predictions:  R=correct Q=incorrect

Steelers Road to Playoffs (Overall Record/Conference Record/Division Record)
As of Today: JAX (11-4/8-3/3-2) KCC (9-6/8-3/4-2) SDC (9-6/7-4/3-2) PIT (10-5/7-5/4-2)
11-Dec IND (12-0)R @DAL (7-5)Q MIA (5-7)Q CHI (9-3)Q
18-Dec SF4 (2-11)R @NYG (9-4)Q @IND (13-0)Q @MIN (8-5)R
25-Dec @HOU (2-12)R SDC (9-5)Q @KCC (8-6)Q @CLE (5-9)R

 

Steelers Road to Playoffs (Overall Record/Conference Record/Division Record)
As of Today: JAX (11-4/8-3/3-2) KCC (9-6/8-3/4-2) SDC (9-6/7-4/3-2) PIT (10-5/7-5/4-2)
1-Jan TEN (4-11) CIN (11-4) DEN (12-3) DET (5-10)
Season Totals: JAX (12-4/9-3/4-2) KCC (9-7/8-4/4-2) SDC (9-7/7-5/3-3) PIT (11-5/7-5/4-2)
Playoff Scenario: 1st Wildcard Team No Playoffs No Playoffs 2nd Wildcard Team
How Tiebreakers would work

First Tiebreaker - (unused) - Obtain top team in each division

Second Tiebreaker - (unused) - Head to Head of remaining division representatives

Third Tiebreaker - (unused) - Conference Record

Fourth Tiebreaker - (unused) - Common Games Record

Fifth Tiebreaker - (unused) - Strength of Victory

Sixth Tiebreaker - (unused) - Strength of Schedule